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The Lost Sheep / Coin and the Prodigal Son: April 13th 2021

Deuteronomy 19:1-20:20 Moses dictated that the Israelites must set up three Cities of Refuge – that any Israelite could flee to if they accidentally killed someone. Lethal accidents must have been surprisingly common back then if they required three cities to accommodate those accused of manslaughter. Actual murderers, who killed someone with malicious intent, would… Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Great Banquet: April 12th 2021

Deuteronomy 16:21-18:22 The Israelites were told not to erect any sacred stones, ‘for these the Lord your God hates’ (v.22). Here in Wales, they always used to erect a permanent circle of standing stones whenever they held a National Eisteddfod – a annual gathering for Welsh poetry, prose and music. We have one down the… Continue Reading →

Be Generous and Gather God’s Chicks: April 11th 2021

Deuteronomy 15:1 – 16:20 The Israelites were instructed to cancel debts to each other every 7 years (v.1). A commendable system, which would make many people’s lives much better if we applied it today to mortgages. The promised land was going to be so productive, God expected there to be no poor among them ‘if… Continue Reading →

Parable of the Mustard Seed: April 10th 2021

Deuteronomy 13:1-14:29 We must not listen to any ‘prophet’ or ‘dreamer’ who suggests following other Gods. God can allow the devil to tempt us to see whether we love him with all our heart and soul (v.3). It could be our closest friend who tries to entice us to accompany them to a yoga class… Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Rich Fool: April 8th 2021

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22 The Lord was going to fight for the Israelites against the formidably tall Anakites. However, this was not because of the righteousness of the Israelites; it was because their enemies were wickedly evil. Similarly, Jesus did not die for us because of any righteousness on our behalf for we are also ‘a stiff-necked,… Continue Reading →

The Good Samaritan and The Lord’s Prayer: April 5th 2021

Deuteronomy 2:24-4:14 God started to make all the nations fear the Israelites (2:25). By the time the Israelites invaded the promised land and approached Jericho, the inhabitants were terrified of their formidable reputation (Joshua 2:11). God acted on Sihon’s heart (the Amorite king of Heshbon) to make his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in… Continue Reading →

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